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Burnaby, BC – October 25, 2012 – Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and KVM extension technology, today announced it will launch its USB 3.0 extender at VISION 2012 International Trade Fair in Stuttgart, Germany on November 6th, 2012.

Incorporating Icron’s patented ExtremeUSB® technology, the USB 3.0 SP3022 supports USB throughput up to 5Gbps and extends USB 3.0 up to 100 meters and beyond over multimode fiber optics. The USB 3.0 SP3022 is a two port USB extender that works with all major computer operating systems, does not require software drivers, features a 2-year warranty and will be AIA USB3 Vision compliant upon the standard’s release.

The USB 3.0 SP3022 is ideal for Machine Vision and security camera applications; including the new emerging class of high-definition USB3.0 cameras from industry leading camera manufacturers such as IDS Image Development Systems GmbH .

“USB 3.0 as a high-speed interface combined with the new generation of CMOS sensors enable IDS to deliver another milestone in industrial imaging resolutions,” said Torsten Wiesinger, IDS CEO. “The issue with USB 3.0 has been the ability to extend the camera placement beyond ten meters. Icron’s new USB 3.0 SP3022 allows our customers the flexibility to position our high-resolution USB 3.0 cameras 100 meters away from the source computer.”

“Complementing our industry leading USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 extender solutions,  our new USB 3.0 extender, the SP3022 enables versatility not previously afforded USB3.0 camera placement in machine vision and security applications,” said Robert Haefling, Icron Technologies President & CEO.

The USB SP3022 includes the ExtremeUSB® suite of features:

  • Plug and play – no software drivers required
  • Operating system agnostic – supports Windows®, Mac OS X®, and Linux®
  • Reliable – supports all compliant USB 3.0 devices
  • Icron’s Patented USB extension technology

The USB 3.0 SP3022 will be made available under both the Icron Technologies brand and as OEM/private label.

Contact Information
Icron Technologies Media: Olga Borge, Marketing Communications, olgab@icron.com
Icron Technologies Sales: Tom Strade, VP of Sales, tstrade@icron.com
IDS Imaging Media: Oliver Senghaas, Marketing Director, o.senghaas@ids-imaging.de

About IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
The company was founded in 1997 with the mission to develop, manufacture and distribute industrial grade imaging components with an excellent price/performance ratio and maximum ease of use.  Customers include OEMs, system integrators and manufacturers in the industrial, security, scientific and medical industries. IDS GmbH employs over 100 staff and is internationally represented by subsidiaries in the USA, Japan and France and through its network of distributors in most European and Asian countries. About half of our employees are engineers in hardware and software development as well as engineering and applications. Assisted by our expert sales team, they provide our customers with comprehensive service and support both before and after sales. IDS imaging products are well-known for their consistent high quality, long-term availability and maximum ease of integration.

About Icron Technologies Corporation 
Icron Technologies is the leading developer and manufacturer of high performance USB and video extension solutions for commercial and industrial markets worldwide. Icron’s patented extension technology extends PC video and USB devices over many media types including Cat 5, Fiber, Wireless, DisplayPort, Coax, Powerline, and over a corporate LAN. Icron’s extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications including digital home connectivity, industrial automation, medical imaging, aerospace, interactive whiteboards, digital signage, remote desktop extension, security, enterprise computing, isolated USB, and point-of-sale markets, or anywhere a PC needs to be remotely located from a display or peripheral device. www.icron.com

About VISION 2012
VISION 2012 will be held in Stuttgart, Germany November 6th – 8th is an international trade fair for machine vision and will showcase more than 350 exhibitors from over 35 countries.   www.vision-messe.de

Tags: VISION 2012, IDS, USB 3.0 cameras, Machine Vision, USB Extender, USB 3.0, computer extension.